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DeSantis Campaign Press Release - What They Are Saying: Ron DeSantis' Plan to Revive American Energy Dominance

September 21, 2023

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CBS: DeSantis unveils energy plan in Texas, aims to lower price of gas to $2 per gallon

New York Times: DeSantis Slams Biden Climate Policy: 'An Agenda to Control You'

Bloomberg: $2 Gasoline, Fossil Fuel Expansion at Center of DeSantis Energy Plan

CNN: DeSantis unveils energy agenda while downplaying threats of climate change

Reuters: Republican hopeful DeSantis slams EVs, climate "fear" in energy speech

Fox: DeSantis takes aim at Biden's 'radical' regulations with ambitious proposal to deliver '$2 gas in 2025'

Daily Caller: DeSantis To Unveil Plan To 'Achieve $2 Gas' If Elected President

Center Square: DeSantis' energy plan: Midland over Moscow

NewsNation: DeSantis promises to lower gas to $2/gallon if elected president

Financial Times: Ron DeSantis leads charge to pry Texas oil donors from Trump

Houston Chronicle: Ron DeSantis swings through Texas to refuel White House campaign

Midland Reporter Telegram: DeSantis unveils energy policy in Midland

CBS7: Fueling American Freedom: What you need to know about Ron DeSantis' visit to Midland

New Hampshire Journal: The DeSantis Energy Plan: Bring Back $2 Gas

Des Moines Register: Ron DeSantis unveils energy platform, aims to "stop inflation and achieve $2 gas in 2025"

CNN, The Lead, Jessica Dean

HOST: There's Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, deep in oil country, making a big promise, two dollars a gallon in his first year in office. he has a long ways to go. today's national average is $3.87, that's $.20 higher than last year. Jessica Dean is in midland, where DeSantis is making his pitch.

DESANTIS: It's great to be back in west Texas.

JESSICA: Florida governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis unveiling his energy policy in the heart of oil country.

DESANTIS: I will restore our freedom to fuel. I will ensure that the united states of America is the dominant energy producer in the entire world.

JESSICA: The plan includes wrapping up domestic oil and gas exploration and production, removing the united states from the Paris climate accords and other commitments allowing more pipelines and mining on federal lands. and repealing president Biden's electric vehicle subsidies and other Biden supported legislation targeted at supporting electric vehicles. he also pledged to get gas prices to two dollars a gallon. presidents have limited tools at their disposal to control prices at the pump.

DESANTIS: I think we can get under three and definitely towards two. we will have a favorable environment for this.

CBS Austin

ANCHOR: Today, Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis unveiled his energy agenda in oil rich Texas. DeSantis says he would pull the US out of global climate change packs and end all commitments for the country to cut net greenhouse emissions to zero. He would also approve more pipelines and allow mining and extradition of oil, gas and coal and uranium, along with other minerals on federal lands. DeSantis says his plan would result in America not having to rely on what he called hostile nations for its energy needs ever again.

DESANTIS: We will use our energy dominance to deny our enemies revenue. We will bankrupt their ability to threaten America and we will help our allies become less reliant on our adversaries.

ANCHOR: DeSantis believes he would be able to lower gas prices to $2 a gallon by 2025.

Newsmax, Wake Up America, Kevin Stitt

We need to get back Americans want to meet our needs with our own resources. That's pretty common sense for us. I know. That's what the plan is for, for Ron DeSantis. And what he's rolling out today in Midland. You know, we're so fortunate in America to have these resources and you look at other countries, you look at the Russia, invasion of Ukraine, how that's disrupted the European countries, we need to get back to energy independence, a national security, energy security is national security. And let's crush inflation by meeting the needs of Americans with our own resources. It's really common sense. And that's what we do in Oklahoma.

CBS7, News at 4, Tyler Poglitsch

ANCHOR: Today Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke in front of hundreds of West Texans about his message of fueling American freedom. CBS7's Tyler Poglitsch listened to the presidential candidate this morning and joins us now with more.

TYLER: Earlier today Florida governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis made his way to the tall city again, to speak about what makes less Texas so special. Ron DeSantis is currently the governor of Florida and since entering the race, has pulled directly behind former President Donald Trump. This is DeSantis' second time in West Texas in the last three months. And this time, he got a different taste of what was Texas is all about. DeSantis has made it clear that one of his biggest goals if he's elected, is to make the US energy dominant.

Newsmax, Newsline, Addison Smith

Energy security, energy independence, and energy dominance. That was the core message of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. His energy policy speech that he delivered here in Midland, Texas today right here, this oil real rig field behind me the government with oil and gas workers from around the city some of whom shared how President Biden and his energy policies have threatened their way of life. During his announcement, DeSantis listed about a number of Biden's energy policies and how he would change them as president policies like the EV mandate that he's long been pushing for from the EPA, these green energy subsidies, these net zero goals by 2030 DeSantis called all of those out saying he would take action against those as president. Other policy items included refilling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve fast tracking more oil and gas drilling, and get this quote, replacing the phrase climate change with energy dominance in national security and foreign policy guidance. DeSantis said he is optimistic that with his energy policy that gasoline prices could go back down to $2 a gallon in 2025 after shortly after his inauguration a very ambitious goal but according to him, a realistic one. Now, it wasn't just energy that he focused on he took a brief break to slam climate change extremists for peddling weight for doing what he said was fear mongering convincing people for example, that you shouldn't have kids because kids the environment the planet is not suitable for them to grow up in and it's not good for the planet to be having kids this overpopulation agenda that the left is pushing DeSantis came after all of that left no stone unturned today here in Midland, Texas.


ANCHOR: Florida Governor and Republican Presidential Hopeful Ron Desantis visited Midland Wednesday morning.

Desantis was at an oil rig called the "Permian Deep Rock Oil Company" and talked about how the Permian Basin is the power house of the United States and his plans if he becomes president.

One of his goals, Desantis said, is to lower gas prices and not rely on foreign countries for oil.

Desantis believes his energy plan will boost US oil and natural gas production and insists gas prices could drop to $2 per gallon by 2025.

"So here's what's happening on January 20th, 2025, there's gonna be a new sheriff in town as your president," Desantis said. "I will restore our freedom to fuel, I will ensure the United States of America is the dominant energy producer in the entire world [and] I will ensure our country doesn't have to rely on hostile nations for its energy needs ever again."

Desantis said he would unravel climate change mandates and dismiss threats from intensifying weather events as fear tactics. He also said there's other more realistic ways to make change.

"If we just have natural gas exported to these developing countries, they are going to burn less fossil fuels or have less emissions as a result of that. So, I think this is the ticket that we need to do," Desantis said. "I can tell you in Florida, our emissions reduced not because of mandates and yes, we do do solar, market-based solar. We've got a lot of sunshine in Florida, of course, and that's a part of it. But, the main part of it was the natural gas that is much more clean-burning than some of the coal plants and that's what we've got to do. We've got to recognize that."

Desantis said he would lift EV mandates and repeal the clean power plan.

Ron DeSantis, DeSantis Campaign Press Release - What They Are Saying: Ron DeSantis' Plan to Revive American Energy Dominance Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367727

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